The Best 5 Businesses to Start on a Limited Budget

Starting your own business is an extremely fulfilling and fantastic experience. It gives you the freedom to work for yourself and expand your business skills and personal confidence. But money, sadly, does not grow on trees. Most people these days are on a budget and do not have endless funds to invest in their own company. But not every business needs to break the bank. There are plenty of options for a budding business-savvy individual to dive into when on a budget. Below are just five of those many options.


As many things become obsolete, clothes are one of the most consistent and profitable markets on the planet. Ranging from super cheap to expensive, there are clothes for every price range. And it is this upside that makes selling clothes such a viable and safe business idea. Using drop shipping you can reduce costs even more and simply work as a middleman between the customers and the wholesaler. By doing this you will reduce your costs and only have to focus on creating a website/app and investing in marketing and research. And since clothes are so diverse in the price you can pick your target price range.

Tree Surgery

Many people in areas with heavy forestation are constantly looking for a tree trimming service. For those with the tools and the physical ability to get out within the trees, this is perfect. Tree surgery incorporates everything from removing unwanted trees to handling tree diseases. Many keen gardeners often want their trees trimmed to perfection or tree stumps sanded down for decoration purposes. Perhaps you have always had a green thumb and if that’s the case then this would be a perfect business for you. And cost-wise there is very little overhead. Simply investing in the necessary hardware, transport and advertising.

Personalized Crafts

For anyone who is a bit more creatively inclined, this could be the one for you. There has been a massive increase in people selling their crafts online or in marketplaces. Nothing is more personal and unique than something hand-crafted. In terms of cost, this route is fairly cost-effective. You can often charge people for parts and time and simply get in the equipment as and when you need it. This means you don’t need to buy large amounts of stock and risk it going to waste. All you need to do is to make sure you spend a lot of time on your advertising.


Cleaning services are a solid business idea. There are thousands of people with money and a need for a cleaner. You could easily fill that need. All you need to invest in is cleaning supplies and transport and advertising. Once you’ve done that you can start working almost immediately. And a business like this is excellent for word of mouth advertising. Do a good enough job at one house and soon you will have more jobs rolling in. Never underestimate the cleaner.


This one is simple, yet extremely in demand and highly effective as a business. people are constantly doing interior decoration and not everyone has the time or know-how to tackle the task of painting themselves. This is where you come in. You need to invest in brushes, tarps, ladders and other painting equipment. The client will be paying for the paint which you will buy as and when it is needed, reducing overheads. Again your biggest costs will be transport and advertising. But word of mouth is, again, invaluable in a line of work such as this.

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